Search Results: "Ken Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

BASEBALL by Geoffrey C. Ward
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1994

"This companion volume to an upcoming PBS series also stands on its own as a literary achievement. (First printing of 400,000; Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
A magnificent, exhaustively researched chronicle in words and pictures of our nation's pastime, and how it came to be what it is. Read full book review >

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THE VIETNAM WAR by Geoffrey C. Ward
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Accompanying the PBS series to be aired in September 2017, this is an outstanding, indispensable survey of the Vietnam War."
A sweeping, richly illustrated narrative of a conflict fast retreating in memory, one that noted documentarian Burns calls a "lamentable chapter in history." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2007

"Excellent—an introduction to the war for the uninitiated, and a scrapbook of sorts for those who remember it."
Epic, lavishly illustrated accompaniment to the PBS series, of a piece with The Civil War, Baseball and other such overstuffed packages. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"A charming if terse summary of the journey; readers wanting a detailed history should look elsewhere. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Duncan's second book on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Out West, 1987) is the companion volume to the newest documentary by Burns, scheduled to air on public television stations in early November. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROVER CLEVELAND, AGAIN! by Ken Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A buoyant gallery, up to date, handsomely framed, and, in this particular election year, timely too. (glossary, list of historic sites) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Humanizing portraits of the 43 men who have served as president of the United States. Read full book review >

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THE ROOSEVELTS by Geoffrey C. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Excellent, as we have come to expect from the team of Ward and Burns—an eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own."
The very definition of "lavishly illustrated"—an oversized volume containing nearly 800 photographs documenting the lives of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and (to a much lesser extent) their wives and families. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1999

"Heads up for those who think the women's movement started with a bra burning in Atlantic City. (150 color and b&w photos) (Book-of-the-Month/History Book club selection)"
A look at the friendship of two extraordinary women, leaders of the first wave of feminism, which produced women's suffrage. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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